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RE: there are boas

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Posted by: SgtStinky at Wed Mar 10 05:59:47 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by SgtStinky ]  
   

"The original post said that high end animals arnt just given up my post was to show that they are."

The original post is about pet dumping, not about pet surrender. The title is "Released or Escaped?", doc tried to infer that because people in Florida are surrendering quality reptiles to the Florida amnesty program than people must also be releasing them. This argument then puts the blame for the establishment of these reptiles in southern Florida squarely at the feet of the responsible pet owner community. The behavior of pet owners who go to great lengths to place their animals in the proper custody of a responsible party is significantly different than someone who intentionally releases a reptile with out regard to the law or the environment.

The basis for much of the on going effort to ban or restrict reptile ownership revolves around these very issues.

And, thanks to the new regulations, negative media and excessive requirements those animals that at one time may have been considered "high end" are now considered a liability. How can one sell or place an animal when this happens? The market must be flooded. To top it all off, this just provides additional fuel for the anti-pet ownership crowd to say that we are all "idiots" because we can't take care or re-home our reptiles. This crisis, by mistake or on purpose, is manufactured and a direct result of stupid legislation.


   

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